Gamera The Atomic Turtle
Was wondering how you guys do this? Also wondering if losing 10 lbs. really does equal 1 hp. effective gain.
Wow - good reason for a street car to lose weight then. Better braking, handing etc. I was always thinking of it as -lose weight to make it faster, for a track car, etc.Most good tire/alignment shops that occasionally deal with competitive race cars will have as set of scales. Typically if you have them do an alignment you could ask them to weigh the car on the scales as well.
And the 1hp per 10lb thing is a really crappy rule of thumb. Horsepower under the curve per weight is what accelerates a car. Removing weight not only makes the car accelerate better but also brake, transition in turns, etc. better.
got my car weighed while getting an alignment at a local race shophmmm, i would like to weigh mine as well... my ultimate goal is to get my Elise under 1900 (assuming its over as of right now)
ive already shed about 20+ or so lbs with the rear panel/new exhaust (& the staggered rpf1's weigh about 24 lbs less than stock rims)
my Elise has easily cut over 40 lbs since rolling off the factory floor
nothing a small adjustment in price wont take care of... especially if you sell to another enthusiast from this community who may appreciate the car more for what it offers overall.I really, really want to get rid of it for the weight reasons, but not sure if I'm willing to alienate any future buyers if I ever decide to sell.